Doncaster lands £25million from Government to improve town centre
Doncaster has received nearly £25 million from Government earmarked for improving the town centre.
Local government minister Luke Hall announced that the town had been chosen as part of the Town Deal fund.
The money will be spent on the Doncaster Station Gateway and will aim to deliver ‘widespread connectivity and public realm improvements’ that promote active travel and ‘improve wellbeing among residents’.
The money will also deliver a large amount of ‘high-quality’ commercial space.
Here are the planned projects in full for Doncaster:
Railway forecourt extension
This scheme will extend the new square outside Doncaster railway station by creating additional public space to ‘further enhance’ the route into the town centre while ‘providing visitors with an even better first impression of Doncaster’.
Multi-use building and public area
This project aims to create new office space close to Doncaster railway station. A four or five storey building aims to help create new jobs, enterprise and try to encourage further investment for the town centre.
This proposal will commission feasibility studies of identified heritage sites to define a new future for these sites. Working with partners the studies will identify how these sites can be brought back to life.
Doncaster mayor Ros Jones, said: “The announcement today that Doncaster has been awarded £24.8 million from the Towns Fund is great news.
Rosie Winterton MP, as a member of Doncaster Town Board Fund, met with ministers to press the case being put forward by myself and Doncaster Council.
“We are both very proud of what we can achieve when we work together. The funding for the bid is great news for Doncaster and the development of our town centre and we look forward to seeing the plans come to life.”
Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton added: “The funding for the bid is great news for Doncaster and the development of our town centre. I look forward to seeing the plans come to life.”
Nick Fletcher, Conservative MP for Don Valley, said: “Fantastic to speak with Robert Jenrick yesterday (Monday, June 7) who confirmed that Doncaster is going to benefit from the Conservatives Town Funds investment with £24.8m to help start the levelling up process. I also pressed for the necessity for the second Towns fund for Doncaster.”